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17 October 2001 Buffering optical IP packets
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Proceedings Volume 4585, Optical Networking; (2001)
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications Conference and Exhibit, 2001, Beijing, China
A novel buffering mechanism for IP packets over WDM links is proposed by exploiting the packet nature. ACK packets which do not carry any payload can be singled out to be processed and stored purely in the electronic control plane without getting through the optical path which consists of the switching matrix and optical delay line buffers. An optical path is then reserved at the output for these ACK packets by extending the optical delay lines to be integral of ACK packets. Simulation results have shown an improvement both in the packet loss probability and the mean delay for using this scheme.
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Soon Hwa Chin, Ian Wright, Ivan Andonovic, and Peter Ball "Buffering optical IP packets", Proc. SPIE 4585, Optical Networking, (17 October 2001);

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